26 août 2012

Windows 8 File History Protects Users from Doom and Data Loss by John O'Neill Sr. - August 21, 2012

What’s the most important part of a computer? Is it the CPU? The hard drive? Possibly the memory? Nope, it’s none of these. The most important part of any computer is its data. Yep, the information managed by a PC -- photos, documents, e-mails, and other such things -- is the only thing about it that may truly be irreplaceable. Yet, strangely, it may also be the least protected. Microsoft aims to change that by introducing File History to protect Windows 8 users. File History: Reinventing Backup Backup in Windows is nothing new --... [Lire la suite]
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17 juin 2010

Hotfix: Hyper-V backup can cause slow system boot / large registry files

A while ago I made an open offer to people to contact me if they had experienced issues using Hyper-V backup.  A number of you contacted me with reports of large registry files in the parent partition – that would slow down system boot over time. Well, after a lot of investigation we have figured out the cause and a hotfix is now available.  You can download it from here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982210 I recommend that if you are using backup regularly on Hyper-V that you install this hotfix. Note – that... [Lire la suite]
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23 février 2010

Adventures with Hyper-V and Backup

A while ago I talked about how I use Hyper-V in my house.  One of the problems that I identified with my current setup was that I had most of my virtual machines (except for the Windows Home Server) running on the same disk as the system disk for the management operating system. Apart from being a bad practice in general – this has always concerned me as that disk represents a pretty large single point of failure in my server (if that disk fails I will lose my domain controller, FTP server, SCVMM server, SCOM server, MED-V... [Lire la suite]
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10 mars 2009

Working around the pass through limitations of the Hyper-V VSS Writer

While the Hyper-V VSS writer provides backup admins significant flexibility in their ability to back up VMs in an application-consistent way while running backup applications in the physical machine, it does have a prominent limitation when it comes to VMs with pass-through storage. The VSS Writer excludes pass-through storage from the set of items to be backed up for a VM. Here I am using the term “pass-through” rather loosely, to include local storage which may be configured directly on the virtual machine (which may be iSCSI... [Lire la suite]
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17 octobre 2008

Sauvegarder Exchange 2007 sur Windows 2008 sans outil tiers!!!!!!!!!

http://cs.thefoleyhouse.co.uk/blogs/karl/archive/2008/02/10/how-to-backup-exchange-2007-on-server-2008.aspx How-to Backup Exchange 2007 on Server 2008 After all the hassle of getting Exchange 2007 setup yesterday, I found that I had no way to backup my Exchange 2007 server running on Server 2008. For whatever reason, Microsoft do not supply NTBackup and there is no in-built way of backing up Exchange 2007 when run on Server 2008. Now, I could opt for a third party backup program or use Microsoft DPM, but for my 4 user... [Lire la suite]
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